Nahki still ‘not for sale’ — City boss
Nahki Wells won't be joining Queens Park Rangers or anybody else any time soon, according to Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson.
And it was revealed today the Bermudian doesn't yet hold the Bradford scoring record which was reported on the weekend.
Still, his scoring exploits are earning him recognition after he was named in the Football League Team of the Week which includes all 72 teams in the three divisions below the Premier League.
Parkinson reiterated that the club's hottest property won't be sold to QPR or another club before the transfer window closes on Monday. Wells became the subject of a possible £3 million bid from Championship side QPR, but Parkinson is determined the player won't be leaving Valley Parade.
“There are always going to be rumours. You expect that,” said the Bradford manager. “QPR have just signed Charlie Austin and others. I'm sure they won't be interested.
“It's fairly difficult at this point to let anyone go because it would be almost impossible to bring someone in. It's something we don't want. I want to keep improving the squad and not weakening it by losing players. That's the situation.”
Wells netted twice against Sheffield United last weekend to extend his remarkable scoring run to eight games on the trot. It was reported at the time to be a club scoring record but Bradford Telegraph and Argus reported yesterday that Wells actually equalled the tally set by Derek Stokes between December 1959 and February 1960. That leaves Wells needing to score against Stevenage on Saturday to break the record which he now shares with Stokes.
Wells remained in the headlines yesterday by being named in the Football League Team of the Week after his performance last weekend against Sheffield United. Wells is the only League One player named in the team, along with Huddersfield striker James Vaughan, a £600,000 summer buy from Norwich who has already netted seven goals this season.
The team includes other Sky Bet Championship players, goalkeeper Matt Gilks of Blackpool, defenders Todd Kane of Blackburn and Clint Hill of QPR and midfielders Adam Hammill (Huddersfield), Grant Leadbitter (Middlesborough) and Andy Reed (Nottingham Forest). Three League 2 also make the team.